Rotorua is a relatively small town (approximately 2,617 sq km) with a population of 68,360. Most people are employed in tourism, then forestry, manufacturing and retailing.
• Most of the central North Island sits on a Volcanic Plateau resulting in wonderful geothermal features and lakes; and these make the main tourist attractions like:
• Thermal Parks: Whakarewarewa, Waiotapu, and Waimangu Thermal Reserves
• Springs: Rainbow, Paradise Valley, and Golden Springs.
• Mountains: Mount Ngongotaha, Mount Tarawera, and Rainbow Mountain.
• Lakes: Rotorua, Rotoiti, Rotoehu, Rotoma, Blue Tikitapu, and Rotomahana.
Visiting Rotorua means learning about Maori culture, and there is no better way to do that than by relaxing in a Polynesian spa after a long day of sightseeing. [edit text]
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